Fresh Freesias for a Gluten free Wedding cake - Laura & Adam 06.06.15

Posted on June 15th 2015

Laura and Adam contacted me a little over a year ago after we met each other at the 2014 Pop Up Wedding Village, at Calke Abbey.

Laura had seen an example cake that was rough iced with real flowers for the decoration and was sold. Such an easy process to go through with both of them as they wanted exactly as they has seen, so very little design work was needed. The main consideration was to ensure that the cake was completely gluten free and I completed tasters for the couple to try to ensure they were happy and the ingredients used such as rice flour were OK for all concerned.

Whilst I have now completed a few rough iced cakes Laura and Adam were my first to enquire so of course have a little bit of a special place in my memory as they were the first to give me the opportunity to work with fresh flowers one of my other loves.

The beautiful blooms were provided by the amazing Buddies Florist in Castle Donnington. Working with them meant that the cake completely toned with all the other floral decorations and colours of the wedding.

A bit of a nerve-wracking set up as all the flowers needed to be arranged in a food safe way using pics and plastic barriers on the day itself so I was taking up space in the stunning venue for quite a while...

The venue was actually Calke Abbey, where Laura and I had first met. The wedding reception took place in th beautiful converted riding school and the organizers Honeysuckle and Castle were busy making everything look perfect. There were so many peronal details and little touches that Laura and Adam had completed themselkves as well as some beautiful touchers by other wedding vendors. I especially liked the boat that was hidden in the rafters. Of all the times I have been into the riding school I had never noticed that before, but I don't think the couple can take credit for that. I have a feeling it is a Calke Abbey fixture.

So as you can see I went photo crazy and here are a few more of the cake itself on the couples candy bar table. Complete with mini milk bottles that I happened to have one me that were able to hold the leftover flowers.

I really hope you like this wedding. I just love the coral coloured cupped English roses and purple freesias together don't' you?

Sarah x

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